This is my Gallifreyan translation of the name Rose Tyler, as written by Tentoo. His perspective is important, as you’ll see.
The first, small, circle (top left) is a symbol I took from the centre of the symbol for ‘birth’. I mentioned this in an earlier post, but I decided that it symbolises belonging/family - and so I use it in all names.
The second and largest circle is an amalgamate of three symbols: grow, land and water. The three together have been used to symbolise flower (and/or plant) in general, and so here it stands for Rose.
The symbol at the bottom right is also an amalgamate, of the symbols for land and touch, with the raselion link ‘will’. Together they make up a symbol for labourer/worker (literally “someone who touches the land”), and as the name Tyler has the meaning “the maker/layer of tiles” it stands for her surname here.
The middle symbol is of particular significance to Tentoo when writing her name. While the symbols for Rose and Tyler might stand alone to make up her name, this symbol - an amalgamate of the symbols for rock, laugh and we - symbolises companionship and/or friendship. This doesn’t necessarily contrast or exclude symbols for love, family or partner, but holds particular significance in Rose’s name due to their relationship as it was and as it is.
Posted on October 25 2011 at 23:04